Pentax K-5 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-5

111

Pentax K-5 IIs

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 25fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Much cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$965 - $998 with 28-70mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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